4 Diet Myths BUSTED

What makes for a great first blog post? Busting the chops on diet myths that could be steering you to weight gain, not loss. There are so many supposed shortcuts promising fast results.  Guess what?  You might actually get fast results with some of these shortcuts!  But don’t you want LASTING results?  The last thing I want is to lose 5 pounds this week and then have my bubble burst two weeks later when I’ve gained back 7 pounds!  The 4 diet myths on this list have been critical to my own weight & fat loss, and the maintenance of my results.  Hope they are helpful for you too!  Have one not on this list?  Share it in the comment section!

Myth #1:   Counting Calories Is The Key That Opens the Door to Skinny

            For me, it’s far more important to consider the types of calories I’m consuming than it is the actual number consumed.  Counting calories is appealing because it’s concrete and straightforward, but learning how to eat whole foods is more beneficial long term.  For example, I might consume 100 calories with 10 crackers.  I would rather eat 150 calories of roasted zucchini tossed in olive oil.  The secret to long term weight loss is learning how to eat well.  No one wants to count calories forever.

Myth #2:  Eating Vegetarian, Paleo, Vegan (ect!) Will Automatically Help Me Lose Weight

Eick!  No matter what lifestyle you decide is right for you, it can be abused.  I might follow a Paleo lifestyle, but if I’m living on almonds, dried fruit and my favorite Paleo treats, I’m still not going to have the body I want.  Balance is critical no matter how I decide to eat!

Myth #3:   Saving Up Calories for Later in the Day Figuring It Will Even Out

Do you know how many times I’ve attempted to prove this statement RIGHT?  Many.  I love dinner time.  It’s when my husband and I get to be together in peace and enjoy a meal (and usually a snack), so I figured if I saved up some calories I would be able to indulge a bit more at dinner.  This strategy backfires every single time and a little indulgence turned into a lot of indulgence every time!   Eating a great breakfast and keeping my body fueled throughout the day allows me to control my portions later on in the day.  If I try to “save up” I’m going to over indulge later when I’m starving and trying to satisfy my hunger.

Myth #4:     Being Hungry All Of The Time Is Just Part Of the Weight Loss Journey

            I’ve been here too, back when I embraced Myth #1.  It’s the worst.  I counted down the seconds until I could eat again, calculating what I could eat the most of based on my calorie budget.  Once I made the switch to focusing on whole foods & eating Paleo, I realized I felt satisfied all of the time and could eat when hungry and stop when full.  I don’t believe you have to be hungry, grumpy, and miserable to lose weight and be healthy!

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

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